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Old 08-25-2018, 05:45 AM
 
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Just curious what sped looks like in other states and districts. Sped seems very different state to state.

1-how many are on your caseload?
2-what grade level/s and subjects?
3-do you pull out or push in?
4-are you responsible for testing kids?
5-how many sped teachers are in your bldg? Aides?
6-type of school-urban, suburban, rural
7-biggest challenge?
8-favorite part of the job?
9-where are you? State or general area if you don't want to be specific.


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1-how many are on your caseload? This year 17 so far, it increases as the year goes on.
2-what grade level/s and subjects? K -2 ELA & Math, in the past K - 5 ELA only.
3-do you pull out or push in? Pull out, I teach and grade the whole subject.
4-are you responsible for testing kids? Yes
5-how many sped teachers are in your bldg? Aides? 3 SPED, 6 paras
6-type of school-urban, suburban, rural? Suburban
7-biggest challenge? Getting behaviors under control so I can teach.
8-favorite part of the job? The students.
9-where are you? State or general area if you don't want to be specific. South Louisiana.
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1-how many are on your caseload?Currently 25. It will grow as the year goes on.
2-what grade level/s and subjects?K-3, all subjects
3-do you pull out or push in? I'm hoping to continue doing all pull out, but my district is really fighting hard against that.
4-are you responsible for testing kids? Yes. Here, sped teachers are also case managers in charge of all of the paperwork/IEP stuff. For initials and Tris I'm responsible for the formal academic testing, the observations, the informal academic information (including getting info from the gen ed teacher and typing that up into a report) and typing up a report on the MTSS process/data (just for initials on that last one)
5-how many sped teachers are in your bldg? Aides? Two teachers, one aide.
6-type of school-urban, suburban, rural urban
7-biggest challenge? Unrealistic expectations. We don't have the staff to truly give students more/more intensive intervention when they are identified for sped, yet we are supposed to get them to make more growth than kids without disabilities. We are constantly hearing that our kids should be performing at grade level and passing state tests because they don't have cognitive disabilities (even though most have significant cognitive weaknesses- it's just that their overall IQ falls within the "average" to "low average" range).
8-favorite part of the job? Teaching pull out groups that happen to have no kids with extreme/severe behaviors in them.
9-where are you? State or general area if you don't want to be specific. Colorado

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